Union Donates $14,300 through PEI UPSE Has a Heart campaign
The PEI Union of Public Sector Employees has donated $14,300 to non-profit community organizations across Prince Edward Island through the PEI UPSE Has a Heart campaign. Karen Jackson, President of PEI UPSE, says the UPSE Has a Heart campaign is all about the membership helping to support community organizations in Prince Edward Island that make a difference for Islanders; organizations like the Alzheimer Society of PEI, Children’s Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics.
PEI UPSE members contribute 10 cents per pay to a social fund that the union first established in 1984. Member contributions this year allowed the UPSE Has a Heart campaign to donate $14,300 in total. “I want to thank our members for making this special campaign possible. Through UPSE Has a Heart we have been able to assist thirty-six organizations with the average donation being approximately $400,” says Jackson.
Pic (L-R) Karen Jackson (UPSE President), Chris MacPherson (Special Olympics), and Chrissy Murphy (Chair, UPSE PR Committee). Karen Jackson presents Chris MacPherson with a cheque for $500 in support of the Special Olympics. Chris is a member of the Special Olympics PEI Curling Team.
Please see the complete list of this year's recipients:
Spay Aid PEI PEI Ground Search & Rescue Cat Action Team
People First Summerside Sea Cadets Alzheimer Society of PEI
Victoria Quilts Schizophrenia Society Emyvale Recreation Centre
West Prince Family Violence Prevention Services Westisle Power Lifting
Healthy Choices First Baptist Suppers Island Peace
Hillsboro Youth Group Heart and Stroke Foundation Children’s Wish Foundation
John Howard Society Young Men Can Achieve PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre
Kings Playhouse Elm Street School Breakfast Program Special Olympics
Murphy’s Centre Tax Preparation Hemophilia Society Mental Health Outreach
Island Pregnancy Centre Summerside Boys and Girls Club Canadian Cancer Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters CNIB Ladies Auxiliary St. Mary’s Volunteer Group
PEI Citizen Advocacy Kensington Lions Club Kensington Meals on Wheels
Athena Breakfast Program